» » »

Ford Q&A

Ask Your Question

1999 Ford Explorer Question: Does Oil Pump Need Replacement?

 

Question

pjwynn, V8, Chesapeake, VA, August 26, 2009, 19:45
 Rookie

I just had new head gaskets and timing chain replaced. Now the oil gauge is going nuts and the engine is ticking. The mechanic is saying the oil pump needs to be replaced. I haven't had the car back 2 days. Please help!

2 Answers
Flag This
  • Medium-star Best Answer
    backyard tech August 26, 2009, 20:12
     Master

    You AUTO TECH is correct. You need an oil pump.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    pjwynn, August 27, 2009, 05:57
     Rookie

    Hope I didn't offend by saying "mechanic." I'm very impressed by people who can make things work. Is there any chance it could be a gauge sensor or valve problem? I just want this thing fixed! Thanks for your help.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    backyard tech, August 27, 2009, 08:11
     Master

    Yes, install a mechanical oil pressure gage and see exactly what your oil pressure is. If you have no or low oil pressure then most likely you have a plugged up oil pump pickup screen or a bad oil pump.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    deliver, June 24, 2012, 13:12
     Rookie

    how do you know when a oil pump has gone bad

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #2

    Visitor, September 15, 2010, 07:58

    I Dont noooooooo

    Reply
    Flag This